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Math Education: Math (6-12)

The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The Mathematics Education program is designed for the preparation of mathematics teachers who can effectively design instruction, implementation, and assessment of mathematical concepts, principles, and skills that have been identified by national and state educational bodies as fundamental mathematical standards. The goals, objectives, and experiences incorporated into the program reflect the current state of professional knowledge and recommended practices deduced from professional literature and experience. The Mathematics Education program includes the philosophical, historical, and psychological foundations; a sequence of generic courses in preparation for teaching; and additional content courses. The final experiences allow for synthesis of the program's fabric and the emergence of a highly trained, knowledgeable, and proactive individual who is inspired to learn and teach mathematics. Visit the Math Tab on the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum: Undergraduate Programs webpage for additional information and for a complete list of prerequisites.

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Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an academic advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection is contingent upon appropriate placement score, the student's major and credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc). General Education course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Students are encouraged to speak with College of Education faculty directly regarding questions about the teaching profession.
  • Admission into the College of Education and Human Services requires a minimum of 60 semester hours or a state of Florida AA degree with a grade point average of 2.50 or better and passing scores on all four parts of the General Knowledge (GK) test by Term 5. Program admission requires a decision by a college administrator or faculty. Students are not guaranteed admission into this program, and can not continue taking classes in Term 5 (61-75 hours) until admitted into this program. Find specific admission criteria for this program on your Degree Evaluation, college website, university catalog or consult your academic advisor. For more information visit the Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS) webpage.
  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in all course work for the Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE).
  • Students requiring preparation for MAC 2311 Calculus I take MAC 1147 Precalculus or MAC1105 College Algebra and MAC1114 Trigonometry. MAC1147 or MAC1105 and MAC1114 will fulfill the four additional math credits required as a program prerequisite.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.50 or better for each semester they are enrolled in a teacher education program.
  • EDF2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators and EME2040 Intro to Technology for Educators are no longer required prerequisites for Education majors. However, both courses are recommended. EDF2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators also satisfies General Education, Critical Thinking - Diversity and requires students to complete a minimum of 18 ours of field-based experience with a diverse populations of children and youth. Consult an academic advisor about Free Elective credit hours.
  • A level 2 background check (including fingerprints) done and verified by the school district in which the field/clinical experiences will be completed is required prior to the assignment of any student to a field/clinical experience. Students not cleared by the school district will not be permitted access to schools.
  • All course work including successful completion of Field Labs I and II are prerequisites for Student Internship (Term 8). Courses with field lab requirements must be completed during fall and spring terms.
  • Passing the Professional Education and Subject Area exams of the Florida Teachers Certification Exam (FTCE) is required for completion of internship and graduation.
  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree.
  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) and by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor, the university catalog and visit the Civic Literacy webpage for additional information.

Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15

Schedule Credit Hours
ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose  3
EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (Program Prerequisite)
(Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 hours of field-based experiences with children and youth)
Select a Math course (Recommend College Algebra or MAC1147 Precalculus, pending Math Placement Exam) 3 - 4
Select two General Education Courses (See Degree Evaluation) 6
Total Hours: 15 - 16

Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30

Schedule Credit Hours
ENC1143 (GW) Evidence and Style OR IDS1932 First Year IDS Writing Seminar 3
MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (Program Prerequisite)
(If completed College Algebra in Term 1, take MAC1114 Trigonometry in Term 2. Take MAC2311 in Summer 1)
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3
Select a Free Elective (If needed) 3
Total Hours: 13

Mile Marker(s)
EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession Minimum Grade C
MAC2311 Calculus I Minimum Grade C

Summer 1

Schedule Credit Hours
Take General Knowledge (GK) Test. Submit test score results to COEHS Advising Office.

Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45

Schedule Credit Hours
Select a third Gen Ed Written Communication Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3
MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (Program Prerequisite) 4
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3
Select a Free Elective (If needed) 3
Total Hours: 13

Mile Marker(s)
FTCE General Knowledge Exam

Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60

Schedule Credit Hours
EDF3151 Educational Psychology (Transfer Juniors take EDF3151 in Term 5) 3
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3
Select Two Free Electives (If needed) 6
If MAC2312 Calculus II is completed students can take Major Requirement courses such as MAC2313 Calculus III or MHF3202 Foundations of Mathematics in Term 4
Total Hours: 15

Mile Marker(s)
MAC2312 Calculus II Minimum Grade C
General Education Requirements

Summer 2

Schedule Credit Hours
STA4321 (GM)Probability and Statistics (Typically offered Fall, Spring and Summer terms) 4
Total Hours: 4

Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75

Schedule Credit Hours
Select a General Education Course, if needed (See Degree Evaluation) 3
EDG3323 The Learning Process 3
EDF3945 Field Laboratory I 2
MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (Typically offered Fall, Spring and Summer terms) 4
MHF3202 (GM)Foundations of Mathematics (Typically offered Fall and Spring terms) 4
NOTE: Transfer Juniors take EDF3151 Educational Psychology in Term 5
Total Hours: 16

Mile Marker(s)
MHF3202 (GM)Foundations of Mathematics Minimum Grade C

Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90

Schedule Credit Hours
EDF4444 Assessment Learn/Behavior OR EDG4410 Classroom Management Communication (Both courses are Core Requirements) 3
MTG3212 (GM) Modern Geometry (Typically offered Spring term) 3
TSL4324 TESOL for Content Area Teacher (Requires a 20 hour ESOL field component in a secondary school) 3
Select a Free Elective (If needed) 3
Total Hours: 12

Mile Marker(s)
EDF3151 Educational Psychology Minimum Grade C
EDG3323 The Learning Process Minimum Grade C
EDF3945 Field Laboratory I Minimum Grade C
Civic Literacy Requirement

Summer 3

Schedule Credit Hours
MAS3203 (GM) Number Theory (Consult Math/Stats Department for Course availabilty)
(MAC2312 Calculus II is a prerequisite to MAS3203)
MAS3105 (GM) Linear Algebra
(Typically offered Fall, Spring and Summer terms)
NOTE: Students prepare to take the Professional Education Certification Exam and the Math Education (6-12) Subject Area Certification Exam. Students must attempt both exams prior to registration for Student Internship in Term 8.
Total Hours: 7

Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105

Schedule Credit Hours
EDF4444 Assessment Learn/Behavior OR EDG4410 Classroom Management Communication (Both courses are Core Requirements) 3
MAE4330 Spec Method: Secondary Math (Offered Fall term only) 3
EDF3946 Field Laboratory II 2
RED4333 Content Area Reading 3
Select a Free Elective (If needed) 1
Total Hours: 12

Mile Marker(s)
MAE4330 Spec Method: Secondary Math Minimum Grade C
EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior Minimum Grade C
EDF3946 Field Laboratory II Minimum Grade C
EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun Minimum Grade C
Secondary Math Ed Major Requirements
2.5 GPA prior to Student Internship (ESE 4943)
Professional Education Certification Exam
Math Ed 6-12 SAE Certification Exam

Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120

Schedule Credit Hours
ESE4943 Student Internship 12
Total Hours: 12

Total Program Hours: 120


The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.